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9/13/2021 7:55:00 PM
Charles "Steve" Klutz
April 29, 1945 - September 10, 2021

HICKORY, N.C. - Charles “Steve” Klutz, 75, of Hickory passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

He was born April 29, 1946 in Cleveland County to the late Charles Boyd Klutz and Cordelia Gantt Klutz. Steve attended Tri-City Baptist Church in Conover and was a United States Army veteran. He was employed in the trucking industry for more than 40 years and enjoyed NASCAR and was known by some as “BBQ Steve”.

Those left to cherish his memory is his wife Barbara Mahaffey Klutz of the home; son Michael Shane Klutz of Hickory; daughters Sandy Foster and husband David of Hickory, Tonia Bryant and husband Keith of Conover; brother Larry Klutz of St. Paul, Va.; sisters Nancy Sluder and husband Bob of Hickory, Faye Ward and husband Mike of Granite Falls; grandchildren Tiffany Foster Ramirez, Chasity Austin Wrigley and Nick Austin; great-grandchildren Lillianne Wrigley, Brianne Wrigley, Camden Austin, Arabella Austin, Hadley Austin, Ryleigh Ramirez and Luke Ramirez.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the Klutz family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Klutz family.

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